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Bet You Ain't Heard This Before! We are delighted to bring you an extremely rare performance of The Final Cut. This is from a dress rehearsal for Roger's Pros & Cons tour from 1984. The date is either June 14 or 15 and was recorded at Isstadion, Stockholm (the tour began there on the 16th). At the last minute The Final Cut was dropped as the penultimate song of the first half of the show preceding The Gunner's Dream. About 100 people were in attendance for the rehearsal. The entire rehearsal was recorded but never released . Now you can hear The Final Cut in all it's glory. (With thanks to Anon)

UPDATE!!!!! The above story was published on 1 April (In Australia) It's actually Brit Floyd's bass player, Ian Cattell, taken from their current tour. April Fools!
 
Coming Soon We hope to bring you a massive collection Pink Floyd pictures that were taken at the Munsterlandhalle, Munster, Germany, show on - 24 Feb 1971. Keep checking back in next few days.
 
David Gilmour & Dave Kilminster At Steven Wilson Concert David Gilmour, along with his mate Phil Manzanera attended the Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' tour on the 17th March at the TROXY in London. Steven makes note of this event on His Site. Also in attendance was Dave Kilminster, who is probably best known as the lead guitarist on Roger Waters Dark Side Of The Moon tour (2006 - 2008) and the sensational 'The Wall' tour (2010 - 2013). Dave will be joining Steven Wilson in May for the American leg of Steven's tour replacing Guthrie Govan. (Pictured right is Dave K at the Troxy with Karolina 'Carrie' Grzybowska who is the model on the Hand. Cannot. Erase. album, and is also featured in some of the videos). To round out the Pink Floyd connections, on 26th March the Troxy will host the Artist and Manager Awards for the third time. Nick Mason is on the board of the http://thefac.org/ which part organizes the event. He’s never made an appearance so far, but who knows! This year, the main award is given to Jim Beach and both Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen will be in attendance to present the award. If you haven't bought Hand. Cannot. Erase. yet, why not? It's probably going to be album of the year and if you like Prog Rock you MUST have this gem in your collection! Order now from Amazon. Canada CD | Blu-ray Germany CD | MP3 Single | Italy CD | MP3 UK CD | MP3 Single USA CD | MP3 Single (Please note, all MP3's listed are for the title track. Please search Amazon for full album if that is what you are looking for).
 
Front Of House We are reliably informed that Colin Norfield will be doing Front Of House duties for David Gilmour's 2015 European tour. Colin is no stranger to David Gilmour, having worked on his On An Island tour in 2006. Colin also worked Front Of House for David at a 2001 London show as well as the Royal Festival Hall and Paris shows in 2002. Of course he was also on the Pink Floyd Division Bell tour in 1994.
 
Did You Know Peter Watts? Peter Watts was Pink Floyd's road manager back in the late 1960's, leaving the band in 1974, and sadly passing away in 1976. Peter is probably now best known as being the father of actress Naomi Watts. A major news publication is currently looking for anybody that knew Naomi's father and this is where you might be able to help. If you knew Peter (or anybody that did) Please contact col@pinkfloydz.com and leave the rest to us. (UPDATE: Thanks for the responses, especially from Roger Waters himself!)
 
Douglas Adams Live On Stage With Pink Floyd
For Douglas Adams's 42nd birthday his friend David Gilmour gave him the opportunity to join Pink Floyd on stage during their 1994 tour live at Earls Court in London. Douglas played rhythm guitar on the tracks Eclipse and Brain Damage. While it was always known by Douglas' family that the concert had been filmed by someone in the audience, the tape of the event could never be found. That is, until now. Douglas' brother James Thrift finally unearthed the tape in the authors Islington home, and so, at last it is here for you'll to enjoy. The sound & vision quality is as you might expect from a 20 year old handheld video recording of a live concert, but at the end of the day, who cares.
 
Luck Of The Irish David Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson will appear at this years Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas, in their debut discussion about their songwriting partnership. In their first public appearance together, the duo will talk about their creative relationship and the songwriting process at the literary festival in Carlow, (South East Ireland) which takes place between June 5 and 7. Polly Samson, whose new book A Kindness is released next week, is also set to appear at the Mountains to Sea Book Festival in Dun Laoghaire on March 21. (Thanks to Paul Trotman for the heads up)
 
David Gilmour's 2015 Tour Announced! Yipee! David Gilmour's 2015 European tour has been OFFICIALLY announced! David will be performing several dates across Europe in September – in Croatia, Italy, France, Germany and England. Tickets are now on general sale (as from Friday 6th March) and can be ordered by taking any of the following links..
  • Saturday 12th September 2015: Pula, Croatia Arena Pula, Flavijevska Ulica, 52100 Pula
    *Ticket prices: Kc 637.50 / Kc 425 / Kc 340 / Kc 250.75 / Kc 255 (*May not be 100% accurate)
  • Monday 14th September 2015: Verona, Italy Verona Arena, Piazza Brà 1, 37121 Verona VR Ticket prices: €100 / €80 / €60 / €40 Box Office: +39.02.5300651 / +39.055.5520575
  • Tuesday 15th September 2015: Florence, Italy Teatro Le Mulina, Viale Del Pegaso 1, Firenze 50144 Ticket prices: €100 / €80 / €60 / €50 Box Office: +39.02.5300651 / +39.055.5520575
  • Thursday 17th September 2015: Orange, France Theatre Antique, Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange Ticket prices: €100 / €95 / €70 / €65 / €55 / €50 Box Office: +33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min, France only) / +33 149 975 191 (International)
  • Saturday 19 September 2015: Oberhausen, Germany König-Pilsener-Arena, Arenastraße 1, 46047 Oberhausen Ticket prices: €100.00 / €85.00 / €75.00 / €60.00 Box Office (Central Booking Line): +49-1806-570070
  • Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 2015: London, England Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP Ticket prices: £110.00 / £100.00 / £85.00 / £75.00 / £65.00 Box Office: 0845 401 5045 / +44 20 7589 8212

UPDATE 2 new shows added! It's understood the first 3 shows at the Royal Albert Hall are SOLD OUT, but keep trying just in case. Details of new shows:

  • October 02, 03, 2015 London, England Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP Ticket prices: £114.70 / £104.50 / £89.20 / £79.00 / £68.80 (inclusive of booking fees) Box Office: 0845 401 5045 / +44 20 7589 8212

FURTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE The COMPLETE tour is SOLD OUT.

There are no other dates planned at this time. Tour dates coincide with the release of his, as yet untitled, fourth solo studio album.
 
Thought Provoking Rock In close on 17 years since this site was established we must have received several hundred requests from bands & solo artists who want us to promote them because 'they sound like Pink Floyd'. Most have been rejected and we can only think of about three or four who have made the grade and been worthy of a promotion. Recently we were contacted by Floridian singer, songwriter and musician Barry Myers about his new CD 'Starseeds and Dreamcatchers', with Barry telling us his music has been described as a cross between John Lennon & Pink Floyd. Not expecting much, we played his CD and were blown away! Perhaps this short review from Rockbandom.com sums it up. "If you love Pink Floyd then you will love this guy, I for one certainly do. This talented singer/songwriter musician knows how to play and please the ears. Vocally superb, Lyrically supreme and the music is just rock ambient, relaxing, uplifting, and just damn good". Now here is your chance to discover this musical talent. First, check out Barry's Site and listen to the title track from the album, where you can also order the CD. Or if you prefer, go to Amazon US or iTunes where you can listen to some sound clips and download the MP3's. We suggest you pay particular attention to Track 2 "Dreamcatcher" Track 4 "One Light" and track 8 "Home Again". We hope you enjoy this album as much as we did.
 
At Last! For those of you that have been hanging out for Roger Waters Amused To Death in SACD 5.1 we have some good news! We understand (nothing official as yet) that this long anticipated album will be will be released in May, (unless it gets postponed again). We have been tipping for months that this would see the light of day before July and our current information indicates that we were correct. UPDATE: We assume this includes the Blu-ray version but have nothing firm on that.
 
Second Thoughts 18 years since his last solo release, Davy O'List, former guitarist for The Nice, Roxy Music, The Attack and Pink Floyd returns with his new album 'Second Thoughts'. Floyd fans will recall that Davy 'sat in' for Syd Barrett (Syd was 'indisposed') on the Jimi Hendrix tour in 1967 (see our Interview with Davy from 2007). Now Davy has a sensational new album in the works which is due to be released on 30 March. To celebrate the launch of the album there will be a special gig to be held at the Macbeth in Hoxton, London on Tuesday 7th April. Davy will be performing tracks from the album at the gig. This will be your first opportunity to see one of the UK's most influential rockers ever performing for the first time in years! You can listen to the title track from the album to a grab a taste of what's in store. If you are going to the gig, please let Davy know on his Facebook page, he would love to hear from you. The album will be available from Soho Records and distributed by Universal Music.
 
"Its Going Very Well" The April street edition of Uncut Magazine has an interview with Phil Manzanera where he speaks about David Gilmour's upcoming new solo album. Phil said (in part) "Its going very well" and "I think it sounds fantastic, people will be very happy." (Quote taken from interview - not available online)
 
The Night Of Wonders Another new Italian book is now available, aptly entitled 'The Night Of Wonders: Pink Floyd a Venezia', from the Italian organisation, Floydseum.org. On July 15th 1989 Pink Floyd performed on a floating stage in Venice to an estimated crowd of 300,000, along with a global audience of around 100 million via live TV broadcast. This turned out to be a concert to be remembered, as the massive crowd turned the town upside down, leaving piles of trash and using the public streets as toilets! This new book details all aspects of this event, and is packed with pictures both professional and amateur. There are also many recollection of those there, including the concert promoter, Fran Tomasi. The book is now available in all good Italian book shops and can be ordered online from Amazon Italy
 
Roger Waters Campaigns For Release Of Guantanmo Inmate Shaker Aamer
 
Phil Manzanera Has Been Busy! With his expected appearance on David Gilmour's upcoming new solo album, it seems as if Phil Manzanera has been busy, with the announcement of his own album ‘The Sound of Blue’ (to be released on the 23 March). The album is an instrumental memoir and each track is illustrated by a short film created by Manzanera using personal iphone and super 8 footage. Produced by Manzanera and mastered by Pink Floyd soundman, Andy Jackson. You can pre-order from Amazon now. Germany | Italy | UK (Not currently available in US or Canada).
 
New Italian Pink Floyd Book Some of the fanatical fans from Italy, collectively known as 'The Lunatics' have put together a new Pink Floyd Book entitled 'Tutte le canzoni dei Pink Floyd: Il fiume infinito'. The book (In Italian) takes a detailed look at the band's entire catalogue. In addition it also looks at some of the side projects and officially unreleased material created by the band. There are over 300 pages of reading, which deal with all Pink Floyd albums year by year and gives an analysis of the content & background of each song. In addition there is a 16 page colour section with loads of Floyd memorabilia, much of it unseen before. You can now order a copy of the book from Amazon Italy
 
Roy Harper Cleared of Child Sex Charges - Could Face Retrial. On Thursday (5 Feb), a British jury at Worcester Crown Court acquitted the 73-year-old singer-songwriter, best known as the singer of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar" and the subject of a Led Zeppelin song, on two counts of indecent assault. But despite deliberations lasting more than 13 hours, the jury failed to reach majority verdicts on two further counts of indecent assault, two of indecency with a child and one of having sex with a child. Judge Robert Juckes QC discharged the jury on Friday and gave prosecutors two weeks to decide whether or not to seek a retrial.
 
Pink Floyd Exhibition - Latest After the fiasco with the Pink Floyd Milan Exhibition not going ahead last year we posed the question to Management as to when and where the new Exhibition will be. We have been informed that at this time there is no concrete news at all. Management are aware of some problems with refunds for the Milan Exhibition and they are working hard to rectify the situation as soon as possible.
 
New Edition Of "Echoes: The Complete History Of Pink Floyd,"On It's Way There will be a new updated version of Glenn Povey's "Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd". Glenn had authorization from Pink Floyd and Abbey Road Studios to dig through their vaults over the past several years and he uncovered enough new information (including the story behind "Autumn 68" from The Endless River) to warrant a new edition of his book. More details will follow shortly. Read Our Review Of The Original Book
 
Ca Ira Nashville Protest Fizzles Out The performance of Roger Waters opera Ca Ira went ahead on 30th January in Nashville without a threatened protest eventuating. Organisers had feared that a public protest (Over public statements Roger has made regarding Israel and Palestine, some of which have been characterized as anti-Semitic. (Roger, however, maintains that he is not anti-Semitic.) would be held at or near the Schermerhorn Symphony Center where Ca Ira was staged (See Here) However we have been advised that the performance went ahead without problems and that the "protest" was some people out front handing out leaflets. The show ran for nearly 2 hours and Roger was said to be enjoying himself as host and narrator.
Pictures thanks to Wendy Zurkee (Click to enlarge)
 
RIP John “Hoppy” Hopkins It is with profound regret that we have to pass on the news of 'Hoppy's' passing at the age of 78. John “Hoppy” Hopkins is a name familiar to many Pink Floyd fans, and indeed, we should be truly grateful for the role that he played in the band’s days as the darlings of the London psychedelic scene. Hoppy was the man behind the London Free School, and a subsequent fundraiser event in 1966, which was headlined by Pink Floyd. When Hoppy and Joe Boyd went on to set up the UFO club later that year, the Floyd was the natural choice for house band. As well as this, Hoppy also co-founded counter culture magazine International Times (the launch party for which was held at the Roundhouse, and had Pink Floyd as the evening’s entertainment), and was a photographer for such publications as Melody Maker, The Times and Peace News. He was a true visionary and will be deeply missed . RIP Hoppy.
 
Jools Holland In The Studio With David Gilmour Polly Samson (David's wife) recently posted a picture of David in the studio with Jools Holland. The assumption (and not definite fact) is that Jools will be on David's upcoming new album. Polly also said on Instagram "it really was fantastic today - Jools' playing so perfect for the song, D fired up and much joy".

Picture © Polly Samson
 
Spotted! Guess who was spotted at Brighton (UK) Railway Station on Tuesday (27th Jan). Whilst we are on the subject of David Gilmour, we can now confirm that Jon Carin is definitely on David's new album and that Jon's contribution has already been recorded.

Pic thanks to Maud Jean
 
10th Anniversary CD Reissue & 1st Time Vinyl Release Of Back Against The Wall. In 2005, Purple Pyramid Records released one of the most ambitious and extraordinary undertakings in music history, a monumental gathering of progressive rock superstars including members of King Crimson, ELP, The Doors, Jethro Tull, Yes, Toto, Styx and others who came together to recreate Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Produced by Billy Sherwood and dubbed Back Against The Wall, the project garnered tremendous praise and earned its place among discerning fans of both Pink Floyd and the prog rock genre as a whole. Now, 10 years after, a 10th anniversary re-issue of the CD set featuring all new artwork and 5 bonus remixes. Plus, for the first time ever, this amazing recording will be available on vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket 2LP set! Available now from Amazon USA CD, VINYL & MP3 | Canada CD | Germany CD | Italy VINYL | UK VINYL (UK 16 Feb).
 
Nick Mason Tours Pink Floyd's Seminal Locations In A Ferrari Take this link for Full Interview
 
The Final Cut - Book & Album Regular visitors would have read our information about The Final Cut book, that we published back in early November 2014. We can now advise that the book is fully subscribed. However, there is some good news, with a limited edition reprint of it expected in late 2015. We have been fortunate enough to have received a really great review of the book from professional author Julie Skaggs which can now be viewed. In addition to this, Julie has written an in-depth essay about The Final Cut album which is also Now Available. Fans of The Final Cut should not miss these two wonderful pieces of literature.
 
Remember When? Back on 12 November 2013 some lucky fans got to see Roger Waters participate in a 2 hour interview with Bill Weir at the McKittrick Hotel New York. (see story) The interview was filmed in front of an audience of only 100 people and Roger spoke about Syd Barrett, Roger's father, his new album, his wife leaving him after Dark Side Of The Moon, the upcoming Amused To Death release in SACD 5.1, The Wall tour and The Wall DVD. The interview was supposed to go to air on PBS in April 2014 but for some reason it was delayed. Now the good news is the interview is scheduled to be broadcast by WTTW and OPB TV (and possibly others - check local listings). You can find the WTTW schedule at schedule.wttw.com/ and the OPB TV schedule at opb.org/television (Please note: The FULL video we had featured here has been withdrawn by YouTube)
 
Snowy White's Goldtop Regular visitors to this site will recall we told you last April (2014) that Snowy White has announced he will be selling his beloved Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1957 guitar. Now it's been revealed that Snowy's guitar will go under the hammer in a live auction by Heritage Auctions at Beverly Hills, California in February 2015. (Bidding opens 9 February - Sale date 28 February).UPDATE Sold for $93,750.00 including buyers premium.
 
 

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